I said to my Aunt Jane on Saturday afternoon. "We have gone through some rough times, but with Mickey's milk allergy gone, we are just really enjoying an easier season of life".
Seriously less than two hours later--Mickey's back has a patch of hives across it.
But I calmly remind myself that he has gotten random hives before.
And then I unsettlingly remind myself that one time it wasn't so random and after a very stressful month of horrible hives and an anaphylactic reaction--a new allergy was discovered--bananas.
and then I remind myself again that its probably just random hives. It happens. It happens actually with frequency in my husband's family... so I really should not worry. IN FACT-- I have had two bouts with hives this winter.. both lasting a few very itchy weeks. So really, worrying is quite unnecessary.
In fact all of us in our immediate family have been sick this week and I have in the past drawn (possibly imaginary) some paralles that hives perhaps affect him when he is fighting sickness.
So why do I find myself recalling all the foods he ate in the last 24 hours?
My mind did not go there right away as I was "stuffing" it so much. But today, it just hit me--oh my gosh.... what if his MILK ALLERGY comes back...AGAIN!!
sinking, sinking feeling.
The original hives yesterday disappeared within an hour or two, so at first I just dismissed it.
*****weeks later**** Mickey is hive-free and is happily eating milk, cheese and yogurt again! No new allergy, no returning allergy. just random! Thank you God!